Supervisors receptive to loosening marijuana regulations

RIVERSIDE –Riverside County supervisors agreed Tuesday, March 21, that they’re open to relaxing marijuana regulations under the provisions of Proposition 64, but there was no consensus yet as to how to proceed. “I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. I am the definition of `no fun,” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said. “But the voters of California and […]

Man who plotted with Jihadi terrorist pleads guilty

A confidant of one of the husband-and-wife terrorists who carried out the 2015 massacre in San Bernardino pleaded guilty Thursday, Feb. 16, to charges that he conspired to commit acts of terror in Riverside. Enrique Marquez Jr., 25, admitted one count each of providing material support to terrorists and making false statements in the acquisition […]

Board finalizes fiscal year expense plan, sheriff and D.A. face deficits

RIVERSIDE – A divided Board of Supervisors formally adopted a 2016-17 appropriations plan that leaves multimillion-dollar deficits in the budgets of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office, though board members and public safety officials pledged to work together to close the gaps. “It’s a real tight spot, but we have to […]

Supervisors seek to bridge “Digital Divide”

The Riverside Board of Supervisors recently authorized the Department of Information Technology to move forward with an initiative to expand broadband connectivity to all corners of Riverside County in the interest of offering high-speed internet access to more residents and businesses. “The question is, how can we be like other communities across the United States […]

Riverside County Board of Supervisors consider revising mobile home rent control ordinance

The Riverside Board of Supervisors have ordered a thorough review to determine if an ordinance that governs mobile home park rents in unincorporated areas of Riverside County is due for revision. “This is going to be very, very controversial,” said supervisor John Tavaglione during the Sept. 20 Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting. “You’re going […]

Supervisors OK Ordinance Permitting Pot Grows for Medical Purposes

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors have approved an ordinance permitting limited cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes in unincorporated communities and establishing penalties for those who violate the law. With Tuesday’s 4-0 vote – with Supervisor John Tavaglione absent – the Board of Supervisors added Ordinance No. 925 to the county’s books, specifying under what […]

Sheriff: Dog Gunned Down Last Week Was ‘Valued Member’ of Department

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff today praised the canine fatally shot last week while pursuing a gunman as a ”hero” who likely saved deputies’ lives by sacrificing his own. ”We’re all in mourning for Sultan,” Sniff told the Board of Supervisors after being asked to speak at the beginning of the board’s regular […]

Supervisors approve five-year contract with ambulance provider

RIVERSIDE – Despite concerns over the terms and the no-bid origin of the agreement, the Board of Supervisors today approved a five-year contract with American Medical Response to continue providing ambulance services throughout Riverside County. ”Based on my experience, we get very fine service from AMR,” Supervisor John Benoit said ahead of the board’s 3-1 […]

Board orders assessment of County’s lobbyists

RIVERSIDE – During the Tuesday, Jan. 6 meeting, Riverside County supervisors directed their new legislative affairs director to analyze whether the four lobbying firms under contract to the county have proved their worth over the past several years. ”This allows us to take a breath, step back and look at the legislative successes and failures […]

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